Hog Island Osprey Cam

Hog Island Osprey Cam

Pearls of the Planet by explore.org.

When the Osprey migrate to South America for the winter, this cam shows the beautiful vista of the Audubon Camp in Maine on Hog Island. In the beginning weeks of April, the Osprey will return to this spot each year to raise their young. Stay tuned as they lay eggs and raise a new generation before your eyes.

This cam is brought to you courtesy of explore.org, the philanthropic media arm of the Annenberg Foundation and Audubon.

Schedule

  • 7:00 am - 7:00 PM are the best viewing hours

  • Ospreys are birds of prey that rely almost entirely on fish, so they nest and raise their chicks near water.
  • Young Ospreys make their first migration alone, instinctively knowing where to go without instruction from parents; some Florida Ospreys are non-migratory, staying on territory throughout the year.
  • Ospreys often fly more than 5,000 miles round trip between their summer and winter homes
  • Ospreys often return to the same lake, river or coastal winter home each year.

Osprey pair Rachel and Steve make their summer home atop a 30 foot tower located at the Audubon Camp in Maine on Hog Island. They return to Hog Island each year in early April after wintering in South America.

This cam is brought to you courtesy of explore.org, the philanthropic media arm of the Annenberg Foundation and Audubon.